Press Release
(2005 FIM Superbike World Championship)
Troy Corser News
Round 12 , Magny Cours (France), Saturday 8th October
2005, Final Qualifying
Circuit: 4,411 km., Weather: Dry, mostly sunny 15-20 C


Troy suffered tyre pressure problems in Superpole at Magny-Cours today, but
somehow he kept going and completed the lap. It was obvious from the first two
corners that Troy was in serious difficulties, but he pushed as hard as he dared
and crossed the line with the sixteenth fastest time. His Superpole lap of
1:42.659 was over two seconds slower then his best time in regular qualifying
and now Troy faces a gargantuan task in tomorrows two 23-lap races. Chris
Vermeulen (Honda) continued his recent run of success by taking Superpole, with
a time of 1:39.836 - quicker then the lap record. Second is Lorenzo Lanzi
(Ducati), ahead of Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha) and Karl Muggeridge (Honda). 

TROY - 16th, 1:42.659

What a disaster! On my Superpole warm-up lap, I never push too hard, so the
first thing I knew about a problem with the rear tyre was when I started my
Superpole lap in earnest. By the time I had done the first two corners, I knew
that I had a serious problem with the rear. In hindsight, maybe I shouldve gone
into the gravel and fallen over because then I would have ended up on the second
row of the grid. But, its not in my nature to give up like that, so I just kept
going as best I could. Its going to be a very long, hard day tomorrow, but Im
going to give it all Ive got. It would be interesting if I could win a race
from the fourth row, dont you think?

Final qualifying:

 1 Vermeulen (Aus-Honda)                          1:39.836
 2 Lanzi (I-Ducati)                               1:40.349
 3 Haga (J-Yamaha)                                1:40.510
 4 Muggeridge (Aus-Honda)                         1:40.536
 5 Toseland (GB-Ducati)                           1:40.981
 6 Neukirchner (D-Honda)                          1:41.043
 7 Kagayama (J-Suzuki)                            1:41.112
 8 Pitt (Aus-Yamaha)                              1:41.241
 9 Walker (GB-Kawasaki)                           1:41.264
10 Laconi (F-Ducati)                              1:41.398
16 TROY CORSER (Aus-Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra)  1:42.659